Sunday, November 29, 2009

Officially Official

On November 16, Jake officially became an attorney in the great state o Texas. We went to Austin/Georgetown for the weekend. The ceremony took place at UT Austin with the state Supreme Court justices presiding. Hundreds of new attorneys stood to take an oath to uphold the Constitution. Pretty cool.








Tessa took the oath too.
Our seats were right up to where all the new attorneys were. Keeping Tessa relatively still through the speeches, etc.? Stressful, considering Ariel the Little Mermaid doll kept tumbling to the floor from a bored and flopping little girl. I was so thankful that I remembered to stuff the last of some gummy worms in my purse before we left. When all else fails, I'm not too proud to shove some candy at my kid to keep her quiet. Cole just drooled and happily hung out on my lap. It's a good thing, because there was no escape where we were sitting.
Happy day. We're so grateful to have reached this point. Now, we keep moving forward.

7 comments:

Maranda said...

Congratulations Maren! That is so great! So happy for your cute little family.

BTW I just love your sarcasm in your posts. You are hilarious:)

Jennie Gee said...

Congrats! What a great day for you all!

Jen said...

Congrats! So excited for the whole McBride crew ;)

Kelley Rae said...

Yay - congrats!
Maybe you should switch the sugar with cough syrup - it won't qualify you for mother of the year or anything . . . but it's pretty tempting sometimes ;)

Wendy Peay said...

Wow that is just so great for you guys! So excited for you both...good luck with the next leg of the journey!

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rosebud said...

that is wonderful! way to go you guys!! :)